Social media thoughts?

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littlelady

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Dec 28, 2015
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Hi everyone,

I've been thinking a lot about social media lately and just wanted to see what other opinions are. I deleted my Facebook months ago now bevayse I found myself using it A LOT, more than I felt was healthy, and I posted something daily and obsessing over the number of "likes", who "liked" it etc etc.

I actually don't miss it which I thought I would, bit I still have Instagram which I use regularly. I view it daily but not as compulsively as facebook and I don't post in the same way, but it still takes quite a bit of my attention and I do feel there's a lot of comparison between myself and others when I view it (in my own mind). I enjoy it because I follow only positive accounts/people, so there is a lot of stuff on my newsfeed which inspires me but I do still get hung up sometimes on my own persona and what others think of me.

I don't know if this makes any sense or I'm the only one who feels this way about social media, bit yeah just throwing it out there! :)
 

Lynx

Senior Member
Aug 13, 2014
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Many notice the same things you have mentioned. Just so you know, you're not alone and you're not way out in left field and you're not just imagining it.
 

BruceWayne

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Aug 7, 2013
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I've never really cared about likes, but I can see how easy it can be to get caught up in that. As far as usage, I just use it whenever. I don't track how much or how often.

I do have most it, though; instagram, youtube, facebook, twitter, etc., but as my friends could confirm, I don't post a whole lot. I guess I'm more of a lurker. :ROFL:
 

blueluna5

Active member
Jul 30, 2018
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Hi everyone,

I've been thinking a lot about social media lately and just wanted to see what other opinions are. I deleted my Facebook months ago now bevayse I found myself using it A LOT, more than I felt was healthy, and I posted something daily and obsessing over the number of "likes", who "liked" it etc etc.

I actually don't miss it which I thought I would, bit I still have Instagram which I use regularly. I view it daily but not as compulsively as facebook and I don't post in the same way, but it still takes quite a bit of my attention and I do feel there's a lot of comparison between myself and others when I view it (in my own mind). I enjoy it because I follow only positive accounts/people, so there is a lot of stuff on my newsfeed which inspires me but I do still get hung up sometimes on my own persona and what others think of me.

I don't know if this makes any sense or I'm the only one who feels this way about social media, bit yeah just throwing it out there! :)
Yes, I deleted mine too. It's super fake and there have been studies that show it makes people more depressed.

I like black mirror on Netflix. They actually have an episode where they use social media for purchases. For example you couldn't get a loan for a car if your social media score wasn't high enough. So...it could be worse. Lol